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Spanish €10bn deal opens door for Italian blowout

Spain’s stunning syndication on Wednesday has sparked debate through the SSA market about its wider meaning for the borrower and its eurozone periphery peers. While nobody doubted the sovereign’s achievement in selling a €10bn 10 year deal in a week where its yields touched 2006 levels, bankers wondered variously whether it was a freak occurrence, a sign that investors had lost their minds, or a good omen for Italy, which is expected to bring its own syndication in coming weeks.

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